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Penn Station Virtual Reality, Lenny S. Marin May 2019

Penn Station Virtual Reality, Lenny S. Marin

Publications and Research

Penn Station, which is a local hotspot, not only to New Yorkers but for tourists from around the world, serves as a gateway to New York City. The understanding of the original Penn Station and its beauty has been lost to history with the current Penn Station design. No longer does the space welcome you into the city with its grand scale and natural light; instead you arrive at a labyrinth of window less hallways.

Through this research, we look at the possibilities 3d modeling and virtual reality offer in recreating realistic experiences of important buildings. Through the use of ...


The Impact Of Trees On Passive Survivability During Extreme Heat Events In Warm And Humid Regions, Ulrike Passe, Janette R. Thompson, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Boshun Gao, Breanna L. Marmur Apr 2019

The Impact Of Trees On Passive Survivability During Extreme Heat Events In Warm And Humid Regions, Ulrike Passe, Janette R. Thompson, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Boshun Gao, Breanna L. Marmur

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Communities are increasingly affected by excessive heat. The likelihood of extreme heat events is predicted to increase in the Midwest region of the United States. By mid-century (2036–2065), one year out of 10 is projected to have a 5-day period that is 13°F warmer than a comparable earlier period (1976–2005). The frequency of high humidity/dew point days (“extra moist tropical air mass days,” MT++ synoptic climate classification system) has also increased significantly during a similar period (1975–2010) and between 2010 and 2014 included 8 of 26 heat events. This impact is exacerbated by the fact ...


Placemaking In Metro East Springfield - Creating A Landscape Framework, Benjamin Breger, Sean Fitzsimmons, Mitchell Johnson, Tasuku Kamei, Jiarui Yu, Tia Novak, Sarah Welch, Josiah Simpson, Yincheng Zhang, Dania Khlaifat, Jess Schoendorf Apr 2019

Placemaking In Metro East Springfield - Creating A Landscape Framework, Benjamin Breger, Sean Fitzsimmons, Mitchell Johnson, Tasuku Kamei, Jiarui Yu, Tia Novak, Sarah Welch, Josiah Simpson, Yincheng Zhang, Dania Khlaifat, Jess Schoendorf

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

PLACEMAKING IN METRO EAST SPRINGFIELD - Creating a Landscape Framework

Placemaking in Metro East Springfield – Creating a Landscape Framework provides strategies to use the landscape as a framework for rebuilding community in a downtown urban area that has “good bones” but has been neglected and overlooked for decades. A catalyst for the development of project area is the recent acquisition of the historical 1916 Willys Overland building through a developer. The Graduate Urban Design Studio 2018 developed five proposals for urban revitalization in the area that are centered on the landscape. The programming of the proposals was developed in collaboration with ...


Measuring Element (31)External Walls Completion.An Introductory Demonstration, Tony Cunningham Mar 2019

Measuring Element (31)External Walls Completion.An Introductory Demonstration, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

This demonstration is addressed to Irish students taking measurement or quantities modules at first year or entry level of quantity surveying related programmes.

The worked example has been carried out using traditional handwritten quantity surveying processes on traditional dimension paper. It is acknowledged that, in actual practice, this would be carried out using measurement software or on-screen measurement technology. The traditional handwritten approach, however, has been retained in order to enable novice students to develop the necessary measurement skills and build confidence through direct contact with drawings and written taking off processes. In addition the presentation illustrates how the work ...


Clientelism And Planning In The Informal Settlements Of Developing Democracies, Chandan Deuskar Mar 2019

Clientelism And Planning In The Informal Settlements Of Developing Democracies, Chandan Deuskar

Graduate Student Research (City and Regional Planning)

The informal provision of benefits to the poor in exchange for political support, known as clientelism, often provides access to land and services for the urban poor in informal settlements in developing democracies. This review of multidisciplinary literature finds that while clientelism provides the urban poor with some access to the state, its benefits are often inadequate and inequitable. This kind of informal provision also disincentivizes or interferes with the implementation of formal plans. The literature provides some examples of transitions away from clientelism, but lessons for planners in facilitating such transitions are elusive.


Liberty Hall Association - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Liberty Hall Association - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3335. Letter, 13 November 1936, to Bertha (Mrs. A. Edwin) Rice, Russellville, Kentucky from E. Leland Taylor, president of the Liberty Hall Association. The letter solicits subscriptions to enable the Association to exercise an option to purchase Liberty Hall in Frankfort, Kentucky and open the house to the public. The letter notes the purchase price of $30,000, a figure that includes a Gilbert Stuart portrait, and lists other historical and patriotic organizations cooperating in the effort.


Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1260. Student collection titled “Buggy Shed” in which Robert Blair, Kenneth Conrad, and Bernal Buis briefly describe the construction and function of several “buggy houses” throughout Kentucky. Collection includes photographs of outbuildings.


Not Parking Lots But Parks: A Joint Association Of Parks And Transit Stations With Travel Behavior, Keunhyun Park, Dong-Ah Choi, Guang Tian, Reid Ewing Feb 2019

Not Parking Lots But Parks: A Joint Association Of Parks And Transit Stations With Travel Behavior, Keunhyun Park, Dong-Ah Choi, Guang Tian, Reid Ewing

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

Urban design literature says that public open space in a station area could promote walking and other types of physical activity, enhance place attractiveness, and increase property values. In the context of station areas, however, there is a lack of empirical studies on the relationship between the presence of parks and sustainable travel behavior, which is one of the primary goals of transit-oriented developments (TODs). This study examined the impact of park provision on transit users’ mode choice in three U.S. regions: Atlanta (GA), Boston (MA), and Portland (OR). This study utilized multilevel multinomial logistic regression to account for ...


Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1249. Student folk studies project titled “The Status of the Country Store,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a name of the business, location, dates, and photo. Paper discusses the demise of the general store in rural Taylor County.


Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1250. Student collection titled “Folk Architecture” in which students survey buildings and naturally occurring geological formations throughout several counties in Kentucky. Students researched barns, churches, shacks, restaurants, banks, and courthouses. Black and white photographs are included within the collection along with a brief description of each location. Some photos missing from collection.


Scott, Helen May (Fa 1255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Scott, Helen May (Fa 1255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1255. One-page paper titled “Wash House” in which Helen May Scott describes a wash house located in Lewisburg, Kentucky. Scott interviewed Mrs. A. L. Johnson about her daily use of the outbuilding. The paper includes a single black and white photograph of the wash house.


Toughness, Tenacity And Maximum Initial Strength Of Rubber Modified Asphalt Binders, Kazem Jadidi, Mehdi Khalili, Moses Karakouzian, Serji Amirkhanian Feb 2019

Toughness, Tenacity And Maximum Initial Strength Of Rubber Modified Asphalt Binders, Kazem Jadidi, Mehdi Khalili, Moses Karakouzian, Serji Amirkhanian

Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Faculty Publications

The toughness and tenacity test method, which was developed in the 1980s, is popular for evaluating a polymermodified binder. Several states like Nevada require performing this test to evaluate non-modified binder samples, as well as other types of modified binders. In this regard, a toughness and tenacity test was performed on rubber-modified samples produced from virgin binder PG58-28, PG64-16 and AC-20. In order to take the rubber size, type and content into account, two rubber sizes, mesh #20 and #40, two rubber types, ambient and cryogenic, and three rubber contents, 10%, 15%, and 20% were produced and tested. The results ...


Design For Living Complexities, Peter J. Taylor Jan 2019

Design For Living Complexities, Peter J. Taylor

Working Papers in Critical, Creative and Reflective Practice

Lectures from a 12-session course that addresses the intersection of design with critical thinking. Design in this course means intentionality in construction, which involves a range of materials, a sequence of steps, and principles that inform the choice of materials and the steps. Design also always involves putting people, as well as materials, into place. This happens by working with the known properties of people, as well as the known properties of material, and trying out new arrangements to work around their constraints (at least temporarily). Critical thinking, as I define it, involves understanding ideas and practices better when we ...


Wooley, Linda (Fa 1246), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Wooley, Linda (Fa 1246), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1246. Student paper titled “The Taylor County Post Offices Now and Then” in which Linda Wooley examines the history, construction, location, and daily operation of post offices throughout the county. The paper includes several black and white photographs of both the interior and exterior of the post offices.


Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1245. A collection of materials relating to research on the Felts Log House undertaken by Betsy Tyrie and Colin Stephen. The documentation seeks to interpret the social aspects of the log house as well as architectural changes made to the structure over the course of nearly 150 years. The report also provides insight into the house’s history, its construction, and its eventual relocation to WKU’s campus in the late 1970s. Recorded audio interviews, black and white and color photographs, newspaper articles, and a brief personal essay are also included in the ...


Where Dreams May Come: Incubation Sanctuaries In The Greco-Roman World, By Gil H. Renberg. Leiden; Boston : Brill 2017 (Book Review), Megan Nutzman Jan 2019

Where Dreams May Come: Incubation Sanctuaries In The Greco-Roman World, By Gil H. Renberg. Leiden; Boston : Brill 2017 (Book Review), Megan Nutzman

History Faculty Publications

[First paragraph] Gil Renberg has done the field an incredible service with the publication of this monumental and far-reaching study. In the preface, Renberg states that one of his primary goals is to offer scholars a single resource for ancient incubation across the Near Eastern and Classical worlds (XVI). He has done precisely this with an exhaustive treatment of textual and archaeological evidence for incubation, including quotations of relevant texts in both the original language and in translation, alongside complete publication histories. [1]


Pennington, Brenda Kaye (Fa 1244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Pennington, Brenda Kaye (Fa 1244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1244. Student folk studies project titled “Country stores in Lincoln County, [Kentucky]” which includes survey sheets with narrative descriptions of general stores in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the building, its history, and photos.


Newton, Gil (Fa 1242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Newton, Gil (Fa 1242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1242. Student folk studies project titled “Housing [Clark County, Indiana],” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in the area surrounding Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana. Sheets may include a brief description of the structure, location, history, floor plan, and photo.


Ua1b4 University Wide Committees / Events - Awards, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1b4 University Wide Committees / Events - Awards, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Awards presented to Western Kentucky University.


Ua1c2/19 Veterans Village Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/19 Veterans Village Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of Veterans Village and individual trailers.


Ua1c2/21 Downing University Center Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/21 Downing University Center Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Downing University Center.


Ua1c2/2 Academic Complex Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/2 Academic Complex Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Academic Complex.


Ua1c2/27 Environmental Sciences & Technology Building Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/27 Environmental Sciences & Technology Building Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Environmental Sciences & Technology building.


Ua1c2/26 Agricultural Pavilion & Farm Building Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/26 Agricultural Pavilion & Farm Building Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Agricultural Pavilion and WKU Farm buildings.


Ua1c2/16 College Heights Foundation Buildings Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/16 College Heights Foundation Buildings Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the College Heights Foundation Buildings.


Ua1c2/13 Cherry Hall 1937+ Photographs, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/13 Cherry Hall 1937+ Photographs, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Cherry Hall.


Ua1c2/17 Cravens Graduate Center & Library Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/17 Cravens Graduate Center & Library Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Cravens Graduate Center & Library.


Ua1c2/18 Felts Log House Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/18 Felts Log House Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of Felts Log House, includes images of the move to WKU campus.


Ua1c2/20 Diddle Dorm Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/20 Diddle Dorm Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the Diddle Dorm.


Ua1c2/23 East Hall Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/23 East Hall Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of the East Hall.